Friday, October 28th, 2016

Over at RightWisconsin, the contributors (including moi) were asked to give our preview of tonight’s Republican debate. Of course, we all said that this debate will rank up there with the Lincoln-Douglas debates and the Buckley-Reagan debate on the Panama Canal. Well, actually, we said quite the opposite, as you can imagine. It has the […]

One of the most annoying complaints about “Never Trump” position is that somehow those who said they would never support Donald Trump are somehow responsible if he loses. If we say we’re never voting for Trump, and the Republicans nominate Trump, then surely the Republican voters took into account that we would never, ever vote […]

Waukesha Freeman 9/22/2016 Page A6 Opinion Reince, Never means Never Trump Conservatives will be in opposition if Trump wins One of the advantages of living in Wisconsin is that the outcome of the presidential campaign is relatively predetermined. A Republican has not won our state’s electoral votes since 1984. Unless Hillary Clinton’s prevarications begin to […]

Waukesha Freeman 1/28/16 Page A06 Opinion Some unconventional convention thoughts Somebody please stop Reince Priebus. The Republican National Committee chairman is making Wisconsinites look bad. On Monday, Priebus told the Democrats they should vote their conscience. If it sounds familiar, the idea of voting one’s conscience caused Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to be booed as […]

Television commentators are still in a tizzy that Republican convention goers are chanting, “lock her up!” Over at RightWisconsin, I explained why it’s a little different to say lock up Hillary compared to saying that about other political opponents: But what the commentators are missing is that this is more than just a set of […]

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UPDATED MEDIA ADVISORY Wednesday, May 4 *NOTE: The previously announced events below have been cancelled. Wednesday, May 4 12:00 p.m. – Lincoln, NE Rally with Ted Cruz Embassy Suites Lincoln 1040 P Street Lincoln, NE 68508 3:05 p.m. – Spokane, WA Rally with Ted Cruz Spokane Convention Center 334 West Spokane Falls Boulevard Spokane, WA […]

Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball report says 40% support for Texas Senator Ted Cruz may be enough to win the Wisconsin primary: If support in Wisconsin for Cruz has indeed consolidated at or around 40%, that might be enough for him to not just win the Badger State overall but also to capture many of its […]

Donald Trump’s supporters are quickly running to the record to point out that *gasp* Mitt Romney accepted Trump’s endorsement in 2012. Here’s the latest Facebook meme: Let’s start with the obvious that it’s one thing to accept an endorsement from a person who has a reputation as a businessman, it’s another thing when the roles […]

And on the road Where all but a few fall by the wayside on the grassier verge She battled through Against the others in her world, and the sleep, and the odds But now every time that she performed Everybody cried for more Soon all she had to do was step into the light For […]